Win Tickets ($50): Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale Plays Grieg @ Oregon Symphony

Pipeline has a pair of tickets to give away for Monday night's show featuring Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 25.
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From our sponsors at the Oregon Symphony:

pink martiniThe Oregon Symphony presents:
Thomas Lauderdale Plays Grieg

Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

Tickets: 503-228-1353
Buy online

Sure, you've heard the famous Grieg Piano Concerto before. But you won't hear it quite like this anywhere but Portland, as Favorite Son pianist Thomas Lauderdale — yes, that Thomas Lauderdale — puts his own spin on one of music's most popular masterpieces.

The guest conductor is one of the bright young lights in the world of classical music, Mexican-born Alondra de la Parra, making her Oregon Symphony debut. De la Parra, who has been the subject of profiles on NBC's Today Show and CNN, founded the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in 2004, when she was 23 years old, to promote the work of young performers and composers from the Americas.

The concerts open with a short piece by Igor Stravinsky, Four Norwegian Moods, which the orchestra has only performed once before, in 1954, as well as Franz Schubert's Fifth Symphony, a chamber-like piece written when Schubert was but a teenager.

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55 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale Plays Grieg @ Oregon Symphony

  1. Soco February 22, 2011 at 15:21 #

    I would like to attend because I absolutely adore Thomas….he’s brilliant and with the Oregon Symphony-the show would be amazing. thanks

  2. michelle young February 22, 2011 at 15:28 #

    My husband and I adore Pink Martini and Thomas is a genius! We would absolutely LOVE to go to this concert.

  3. Lisa February 22, 2011 at 15:33 #

    Please let me go! I would love this event! thank-you for giving me the chance to win!!

  4. Amanda February 22, 2011 at 15:41 #

    It would be an honor to see Thomas Lauderdale!

  5. Eva February 22, 2011 at 16:21 #

    i haven’t been to the symphony in years. I’ve got to civilize myself!

  6. Ben February 22, 2011 at 16:54 #

    This sounds like the rarest and most priceless of Portland events. Sign me up!!

  7. Dawn Yo February 22, 2011 at 16:59 #

    I would love to attend this concert because Pink Martini HQ is across the street from my office. It would be so cool to to see Thomas on the street and say, “Great performance last Saturday!”

  8. Joseph February 22, 2011 at 17:33 #

    The last time I saw Mr. Lauderdale perform, I proposed to my girlfriend. We’re getting married in Mexico in less than a month! We’d like to see him again … for sentimental reasons.

  9. Ian February 22, 2011 at 23:25 #

    If you have a valid Oregon Trail card you can go the box office and get tickets for $5. Go to the Oregon Symphony website and check it out.

  10. Kathryne February 23, 2011 at 14:41 #

    Wow. To see the Portland Symphony with Thomas Lauderdale would be wonderful enough – to see him perform this piece would be incredible. As a relatively new Portlander, what a wonderful way to celebrate my new home!

  11. Lindy Bartell February 23, 2011 at 14:56 #

    I’d love to take my 8-year-old son, who’s learning piano, to his first Oregon Symphony performance!

  12. Snowey February 23, 2011 at 15:03 #

    Please, please, please let me take my honey on a romantical date!

  13. Sarah February 23, 2011 at 15:16 #

    Talented pianist and beautiful music, of course I’d love to go!

  14. eileen c February 23, 2011 at 21:37 #

    I think this would be so cool – I have not yet been to the Oregon Symphony and it would be excellent to hear Thomas Lauderdale playing with them! Getting to watch a female conductor would be a first for me too. Thanks!

  15. chris February 23, 2011 at 23:49 #

    Thomas Lauderdale and the Oregon Symphony, what could be better? I am a teacher and don’t get out much, it would be great to win tickets.

  16. Ben February 24, 2011 at 07:31 #

    I love going to the symphony and I’d love to see it with Thomas Lauderdale.

  17. Kristen Courter February 24, 2011 at 08:42 #

    I’m a music teacher and a music lover and I would so enjoy taking my similar new boyfriend to this amazing concert! Thanks!

  18. Colleen February 24, 2011 at 14:29 #

    I would LOVE to see Thomas Lauderdale play Grieg, for several reasons:

    1) I am a pianist myself.
    2) Grieg is my favorite composer.
    3) One time I saw Thomas Lauderdale on the street near The Nines. On a whim, I picked a flower and handed it to him, saying “Thanks for the music.” His smile was radiant. I will never forget that moment, nor his beautiful music.

  19. Frank February 24, 2011 at 16:11 #

    TL is radd! Amazing concert, would love to go!

  20. Hope February 24, 2011 at 16:13 #

    I love the music of Thomas Lauderdael and the Oregon Symphony..what an amazing show! This sounds like a perfect way to start the week.

  21. Minda February 24, 2011 at 16:20 #

    Sure we all do love Thomas and the Oregon Symphany but wow, the conductor sounds amazing. I want to see Alondra de la Parra in action! So cool! Pick me! Pick me! Thanks.

  22. Angel February 24, 2011 at 16:21 #

    I really need some inspiration so I can finally get back to my long overdue violin comeback. I’ve been meaning to pick it up again now for a few years. Please help :)

  23. Patrick G February 24, 2011 at 16:21 #

    I’m newer to beautiful Portland and have heard so much about Thomas Lauderdael. I also love the symphony. It sounds like a great combination and it would be absolutely fantastic if I wonsome tickets.

  24. j m February 24, 2011 at 16:27 #

    I loooooove pink martini! Pick me, pick me!!!

  25. Chris February 24, 2011 at 16:32 #

    I would like to win these tickets for my fiancee and her mother. They love Pink Martini and both could use an evening out together since their lives are so busy.

  26. Jim February 24, 2011 at 16:36 #

    Because you guys are awesome, why not?

  27. Emily Neve February 24, 2011 at 16:36 #

    I heart Pink Martini! I am a school teacher and need to save my pennies so I would love to win! :)

  28. Jim February 24, 2011 at 17:26 #

    I’d like to go because I’m 42 yrs. old AND a musician AND I’ve never been to a symphony. Sad, but true.

  29. loulew February 24, 2011 at 17:34 #

    Love Thomas Lauderdale, Love the Symphony. Can’t afford it right now so would really like to get free tickets!

  30. lana February 24, 2011 at 17:47 #

    My boyfriend is a big fan of Thomas Lauderdale. We’ve been trying to go to a symphony for over a year, but are unable due to funds. It would be WONDERFUL to win tickets and have a great date-night!!

  31. Eric February 24, 2011 at 18:12 #

    I’ve heard great things about both Pink Martini and the Symphony, but haven’t had the opportunity to experience either… maybe it’s my lucky day?

  32. tusk February 24, 2011 at 18:30 #

    I have friends visiting this weekend and know they would love some Portland culture

  33. Johnny February 24, 2011 at 18:55 #

    Would love to win and take my Lady to enjoy an evening of sophisticated enjoyment!

  34. Martha February 24, 2011 at 19:09 #

    I would love to hear some great piano and orchestral music

  35. James February 24, 2011 at 19:27 #

    Dreamy live Pink Martini, I will bring lot’s of beautiful people.

  36. Ally February 24, 2011 at 19:39 #

    If I were to win a pair of tickets to see Thomas Lauderdale, I would take my close friend of 24 years. She is a huge fan of Pink Martini and this would be a great birthday gift for her.

  37. Eve February 24, 2011 at 19:45 #

    Being given the opportunity to experience live music made by a gifted Oregon musician, who will be sending the best of humankinds creativity into the universe, would be a true gift and great honor.

  38. tracy February 24, 2011 at 20:02 #

    Thomas & China are amazing, but Thomas playing Greig with the Oregon Symphany is something dreams are made off. Then to have the fabulous young & female Alondra de la Parra conducting is the perfect icing on the perverbial cake!

  39. John Humes February 24, 2011 at 21:08 #

    Love Greig, Love Thomas Lauderdale, Love the Oregon Symphony

  40. Esther February 24, 2011 at 21:30 #

    I’m a good woman with a warm heart. Thomas’s music speaks/sings to me…I love it when his hands dance above the keys of the grand piano.

  41. Ari February 24, 2011 at 22:09 #

    I think I should go because I can’t afford it otherwise and I believe Thomas is the father of my child and this is the only way I’ll be able confront him about it!!

    Just kidding, but if that made you smile, then I should get the tickets.

  42. Adrienne February 24, 2011 at 22:11 #

    I would really like to take my mother to this. We need some quality time together and she is a symphony nut!

  43. Laura Borealis February 24, 2011 at 22:38 #

    The last time I had the privilege of hearing Thomas Lauderdale perform a classical piece, and beautifully performed it was, it was at 3 a.m. during the 24/7 tribute a couple years ago, and I was wearing jammies and my kimono bathrobe. It would be so great to experience Lauderdale at the piano with the symphony, with the added benefit that I should be much more awake. If I win I’ll wear the bathrobe again, in celebration of PDX Pipeline. Thanks!

  44. Emily February 24, 2011 at 23:30 #

    I’d love to go to this concert!

  45. Tamara February 25, 2011 at 08:25 #

    I would enjoy and both are new to me.

  46. Rebecca February 25, 2011 at 09:04 #

    This sounds amazing, I would love to go!

  47. Christine Alex February 25, 2011 at 09:16 #

    Here’s three reasons why I deserve these tickets more than anyone: 1. Grieg and I are both Norwegian (and we’re also both Geminis, really he was born on June 15, me on June 9) I could have been him in a past life for all we know. 2. I played Grieg growing up as a child, I first fell in love with him when my teacher gave my Album Leaf to learn…as an adult he still my favorite Romantic period composer!!! 3. I didn’t make it as a child prodigy.

  48. Sarah February 25, 2011 at 10:56 #

    I met a French traveller who came all the way to Portland to see Pink Martini. I live in Portland and still haven’t. I feel like I am truly missing something great.

  49. Sarah February 25, 2011 at 10:59 #

    I’d be happy to party with the rowdy kids at the early show!!

  50. Jessica February 25, 2011 at 11:23 #

    I would love to class it up and go to the symphony! Never been.

  51. Margo DeBeir February 25, 2011 at 13:04 #

    Because PDXPipeline and the Oregon Symphony w/Thomas Lauderdale are all that I’ll brag about if I get to go!

  52. wallace February 25, 2011 at 13:07 #

    I want to go see this, his work with Satan’s Pilgrims is great, lets see what he can do here.
    Lovely.

  53. jaimie February 25, 2011 at 13:43 #

    my piano teacher mother in in from out of town, would love to warm up here weekend with some grieg

  54. Tricia Saunders February 26, 2011 at 10:09 #

    Pink Martini is one of my very favorite bands (little orchestra), I think Thomas Lauderdale is absolutely amazing, and I adore the Oregon Symphony; plus, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is one of the most beautiful venues in the country. I would love to have tickets. What an event that will be! =D

  55. brian February 26, 2011 at 19:25 #

    Who is Thomas Lauderdale, and why should I go see him with the Oregon Symphony?

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